Journal of Religion & Health

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Journal of Religion and Health  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Relig. Health
Discipline Public health, religious studies
Language English
Edited by Curtis W. Hart
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0022-4197 (print)
1573-6571 (web)
LCCN 64006093
OCLC no. 44707874
JSTOR 00224197

The Journal of Religion and Health is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. It publishes original articles that deal with mental and physical health in relation to religion and spirituality of all kinds. The journal was established in 1961 by the Blanton-Peale Institute.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed by Academic OneFile, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, ATLA Religion Database, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Current Contents/Arts and Humanities, EMBASE, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, PsycINFO, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Social Sciences Citation Index.

Schizophrenia and possession[edit]

In 2014, the journal published a controversial[1] article arguing that schizophrenia could be caused by demonic possession and that "it would be useful for medical professions to work together with faith healers to define better treatment pathways for schizophrenia".[2]


  1. ^ "Improbable Research » Blog Archive". Improbable Research, Inc. 2014-06-02. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  2. ^ Irmak, M. Kemal (2012). "Schizophrenia or Possession?". Journal of Religion and Health. 53 (3): 773–7. PMID 23269538. doi:10.1007/s10943-012-9673-y. 

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